Alternative Stories and Fake Realities

Walking on Skylark Ridge by David Suff : A Midsummer Podcast

June 24, 2022 Alternative Stories Season 6 Episode 6
Alternative Stories and Fake Realities
Walking on Skylark Ridge by David Suff : A Midsummer Podcast
Show Notes

In this midsummer edition we continue the theme of nature writing .  We feature  Walking on Skylark Ridge by artist and writer David Suff.  The book charts David’s daily walk along the same route for a year beginning at the start of the UK’s first national lockdown in which we were restricted to an hour of outdoor exercise per day.  It discovers the changes in the nature along the route as the seasons change and explores the meaning of community as David shared his weekly updates in paintings and emails to his friends and followers locked down around the world 

Thank you for listening to Walking on Skylark Ridge from The Alternative Stories and Fake Realities Podcast.  The presenter  is Chris Gregory and the readers are Chris Gregory, Marie-Claire Wood and Tiffany Clare.

Sound design and editing is by Chris Gregory 

 You can buy a copy of Walking on Skylark Ridge, the book directly from David’s website and where you’ll be able to see more pictures and read a bit more about it.  

 Visit David’s Instagram page to see more of his art here

  The music in this podcast is “The January Man” written by Dave Goulder and performed by Lau and Karine Polwart.   

Vocals and guitar by Karine Polwart and Kris Drever 
Martin Green played Accordion and Wurlitzer  
Aidan O’Rourke played Fiddle

 We are grateful to Mark Whyles and Tom Rose for their permission to use the track which you can find on the Evergreen EP by Kau Vs Karine Polwart 

 You also heard “Searching For Lambs” by Andrew Cronshaw which featured  Andrew Cronshaw playing maronvantele and zither
Recorded at home, May 2022
Courtesy of Cloud Valley Music / David Suff

You can find out more about the musicians you heard in this podcast by visiting their websites 

Karine Polwart
Andrew Cronshaw

 And to find out more about the work of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds visit their homepage here

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Walking on Skylark Ridge is an Alternative Stories  2022 production for the Alternative Stories and Fake Realities podcast. 

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